shiksa


shik·sa

noun \ˈshik-sə\

Definition of SHIKSA

1
often disparaging :  a non-Jewish girl or woman
2
:  a Jewish girl or woman who does not observe Jewish precepts —used especially by Orthodox Jews

Variants of SHIKSA

shik·sa or shik·se \ˈshik-sə\

Origin of SHIKSA

Yiddish shikse, feminine of sheygets non-Jewish boy, from Hebrew sheqeṣ blemish, abomination
First Known Use: 1872

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